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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
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DURATION: 1:52-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:WABC-TV -- COURTESYFort Lee, New Jersey1. File, towercam shot of approach to George Washington BridgePOOL -- AP CLIENTS ONLYBrigantine, New Jersey -- October 31, 20122. Gov. Chris Christie and others at news conferenceWABC-TV -- COURTESYFort Lee, New Jersey3. File, tolls booths at bridgeAP -- AP CLIENTS ONLYTrenton, New Jersey -- January 8, 20134. Exteriors of governor's officeAP -- AP CLIENTS ONLY5. Graphics showing Christie statementTrenton, New Jersey -- January 8, 20136. Wide of news conference7. SOUNDBITE: (D) New Jersey Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski 8. Graphic showing emailsTrenton, New Jersey -- January 8, 20139. SOUNDBITE: Loretta Weinberg, (D) Senate Majority LeaderWABC-TV -- CourtesyFort Lee, New Jersey -- January 8, 201310. Medium of Mayor AP PHOTO -- AP CLIENTS ONLY11. Still of Barbara BuonoWABC-TV -- CourtesyFort Lee, New Jersey -- January 8, 201312. SOUNDBITE: Mark Sokolich, Fort Lee, NJ MayorAP PHOTO -- AP CLIENTS ONLY13. Still of ChristieAP -- AP CLIENTS ONLYOn the GW Bridge -- January 8, 201314. Various of GW bridgeWABC-TV -- AP CLIENTS ONLY15. File of traffic on brdigeVOICEOVER SCRIPT:A TRAFFIC SCANDAL IN NEW JERSEY IS BACKING UP ALL THE WAY UP TO THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION.EMAILS, TEXTS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS LINK SEVERAL PEOPLE CLOSE TO GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE TO A MULTI-DAY LANE CLOSURE THAT CAUSED MASSIVE GRIDLOCK APPROACHING THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE. A VITAL LINK TO NEW YORK. CHRISTIE--A POTENTIAL REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT--WASN'T SEEN IN PUBLIC WEDNESDAY--BUT RELEASED A STATEMENT LATE IN THE DAY. HE SAID, "I AM OUTRAGED AND DEEPLY SADDENED TO LEARN THAT NOT ONLY WAS I MISLED BY A MEMBER OF MY STAFF, BUT THIS COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE AND UNSANCTIONED CONDUCT WAS MADE WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE."TOP NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATS ARE FURIOUS.SOUNDBITE: (D) New Jersey Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski Government does not exist so political operatives can punish mayors or communities. And that's what happened here.IN EMAILS, OBTAINED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, CHRISTIE AIDE BRIDGET ANNE KELLY WROTE, "TIME FOR SOME TRAFFIC PROBLEMS IN FORT LEE." DAVID WILDSTEIN, THE GOVERNOR'S TOP APPOINTEE TO THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY, WROTE BACK, "GOT IT."SOUNDBITE: Loretta Weinberg, (D) Senate Majority LeaderI do not believe the governor called the port authority and and said close some lanes. I did say I held him responsible for the atmosphere. And now finding that that atmosphere existed in his own office is what I found really troubling. THE EMAILS AND TEXT MESSAGES APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN ENGINEERED AS POLITICAL PAYBACK AGAINST FORT LEE MAYOR MARK SOKOLICH FOR REFUSING TO ENDORSE CHRISTIE OVER HIS DEMOCRATIC RIVAL IN LAST YEAR'S RACE FOR GOVERNORSOUNDBITE: Mark Sokolich, Fort Lee, NJ Mayorhow anyone can intentionally do this to my town for absolutely, positively no reason other than political pettiness. CHRISTIE AIDE KELLY HAD NO COMMENT WEDNESDAY. WILDSTEIN AND ANOTHER CHRISTIE APPOINTEE TO THE PORT AUTHORITY HAVE SINCE RESIGNED. WILDSTEIN IS SCHEDULED TO TESTIFY THURSDAY BEFORE THE STATE ASSEMBLY, BUT IS FIGHTING THE SUBPOENA.MATT FRIEDMAN. ASSOCIATED PRESS.